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“Excellent service, beautiful views”
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Tickle Pink Inn
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent service, beautiful views”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Our room was a good size, with everything we needed. Complimentary champagne and chocolate truffles as we watched sunset over the Pacific in luxurious robes.
And the staff couldn't have been more gracious or helpful.
The breakfast (included) had excellent home made pastries, with fresh fruit, yogurt and granola, and mini quiches and sausages, with juice and coffee. Everything tasted way too good.
When we said we might have to miss it the next day because we had to leave early, we were encouraged to take what we wanted and keep it inthe refrigerator in our room for the next day.
A perfectly lovely experience all around.

Room Tip: I don't think there's a bad room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We got two rooms at this gem of a hotel for one night and enjoyed every moment. One of them was on the top floor, with a "cove view" that was absolutely amazing. The other was bigger, with an ocean view and a fireplace, and was so charming. Both had nice big patios. If we come back and stay longer, we'll definitely get the fireplace again.

The breakfast and the wine/cheese reception were both great, and the setting was perfect!

Service was friendly. Champagne and chocolates in our room were a real treat.

Room Tip: Rooms with fireplace are spacious and have great views. If you can only get a "cove view"...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clinton Township, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

The first time my husband and I stayed at the Tickle Pink was in 1987. Since then we have returned several times and each time we have been extremely pleased. The rooms are very nice and the staff is cordial. What we like the best is the view -- absolutely beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Stayed at the Tickle Pink Inn in mid-September. Truly a delightful place to stay when in Carmel. Room were cozy and nice. Awesome view of the ocean! Great balcony/patio with two lounge chairs. Nice room amenities; refrigerator, full sized coffee pot with Starbucks coffee. nice stereo for your music and complimentary champagne. Nice hotel amenities; complimentary breakfast buffet (best part - with a telephone call, they will place items from the buffet on a tray that you choose and deliver it to your room within 5 miniutes - wow!), complimentary wine and cheese happy hour, free parking, free WI-FI and hot tub. Other than the room cost and the room tax, there were no other charges on my invoice. Nice! Everyone at the hotel was pleasant and courteous. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra for an ocean view room if it is available.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

This was a special celebration of our 25th anniversary and we were able to stay in the same room we had stayed in 25 years before - The Crow's Nest. The view is fantastic and we were lucky that we had clear and beautiful days while we were there. Reserving the room was easily done online and I had asked for a specific room and luckily it was available. The room was just as we remembered although it has been renovated. It was clean and very nicely decorated. There is a sitting area with a nice fireplace (which we didn't use as it was fairly warm). The bed is up a small landing and has a great view of the ocean. It was comfortable and the pillows were not too stiff. The bathroom is a somewhat tight space but the shower was new and clean. The room has two tv's and a small refrigerator which enabled me to take home my food from dinner. There is a nice deck with chairs perfect for reading or ocean watching. The hotel staff was very friendly and sent up complimentary champagne and chocolates for our anniversary - a very nice touch! They offer complimentary breakfast in the morning which was very convenient. I do have a couple things I was not happy about - we could easily hear folks in the next room talking, plus they left their bathroom fan on for several hours at night which was bothersome when trying to sleep and the other issue is the Inn has a very small, hard to maneuver parking lot especially if you have a larger vehicle. When we returned home we discovered that someone had hit our bumper, probably while trying to turn around to get out. That was a bummer but otherwise our stay at the Tickle Pink Inn was a very romantic getaway.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

This hotel sits above the bay with great views. They have a great happy hour with local wines and cheese every afternoon. Breakfasts are good. Our room was next to the managers room and just above the outdoor terrace where food is served. Not the one we would recommend. Try to get a room looking south over the coast. We would recommend an upper floor room as well. There is a hot tub, but it was so far from our room we were not even tempted to use it. We had a fireplace room which would be great in chilly weather, but would have changed had we known there are only 4 of them and we were restricted accordingly. All that said, however, the beds were great, it was quiet, view was beautiful and the staff helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor room facing south.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We stayed at this hotel for three nights. The staff and accomodations are great
but the views are spectacular. The breakfast was very nice. We stayed at the adjacent Highlands Inn last year,this hotel is twice the hotel for about half the price for the same type of room. We won't stay anywhere else when we are in Carmel!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tickle Pink Inn
Address: 155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA 93923-9601
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#3 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Carmel oceanfront hotel dramatically situated above the rocky coastline that stands at the gateway to world-famous Big Sur. Let yourself be pampered with every amenity…from cozy European bedding and private decks with sweeping views to homemade breakfast pastries and an evening wine & cheese reception with soothing classical music. ... more   less 
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Tickle Pink Carmel
Tickle Pink Bed Breakfast

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